FCG Realty has built this guide as a resource for potential home buyers, with a special emphasis on the first-time buyer. It’s filled with tips, checklists, forms and features.
Picking an Agent
What is an agent? What does an agent do? How do you find a good agent? What makes FCG REALTY different from other Real Estate Brokers? Should you work with an attorney? We answer these questions, and more.
Finding the Right Home
How do you search for a home? How can FCG REALTY help you search for a home? How do you undertand the listing details for a home? How do you choose your favorite home with FCG REALTY? What resources are available to help you in your home search?
When and how do you start viewing homes? How do you pick the right neighborhood? How do you view open houses? Can you tour homes with FCG REALTY? What should you look for during your home tours?
Before you start looking for a home, think about your financing. You’ll get an average idea of your price range and the ability to get pre-approved when you find the right place.
What is mortgage pre-approval? Do you need it, and how do you get it? Find the answers in our Mortgage Pre-Approval section.
Choose a Lender or Broker: Ready to talk about a mortgage, but not sure how to pick the right person for the job?
Making an Offer
What happens when you make an offer? What’s a Comparative Market Analysis, and why is it so important in deciding on an offer price? How do you handle negotiations? What happens if your offer is rejected?
Closing the Deal
How do you close the deal on a home? How do you handle inspections, appraisals, and getting a mortgage?